Gout is a form of arthritis which is caused by persistent higher uric acid levels in the body. The higher uric acid levels cause deposition of crystals of uric acid in the joints which damage cartilages and cause pain, swelling and stiffness on movement. If this disorder is not checked it can lead to joint debility and immobility in a short time. Consumption of prurine rich diet, obesity, excessive alcohol intake, genetic factors, diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, other types of anemia, leukemia, consumption of drinks sweetened with fructose, seafood and lethargic lifestyle are commonly found causes of higher uric acid levels and gout. Kidney problems are responsible for nearly 90% cases of gout, when body is unable to flush uric acid out of the system due to poor functioning of kidneys it increase chances of gouty arthritis in a person considerably. Home remedies for gout are ways to prevent, alleviate and curb symptoms of the problem effectively.
Home Remedies for Gout
Ginger provides few effective home remedies for gout. Drink few cups of ginger tea during the day, ginger teas help in bringing down uric acid levels and prevent gout attacks. Cut a piece of ginger into small pieces and add a teaspoon of lemon to it and consume with meals as taste enhancer on regular basis. This will not only digest food quickly but prevent acid levels from going up. During gout attack take a large piece of ginger so that you get half cup of content after crushing it, add this to two glasses of water and put this mixture in a suitable container, and dip aching joints in it for few minutes. This can prevent gout attack effectively. All of these are the best home remedies for gout provided by ginger.
Apples and banana are also wonderful home remedies for gout. You can eat one apple everyday in breakfast to stay away from higher uric acid levels. Or you can make banana a part for daily diet plan and eat at least two pieces everyday. If you are suffering with gout attack go on banana diet for few days. Just eat banana and water for two three days straight it will cure the attack and will prevent it from occurring in near future. All of these are trusted home remedies for gout.
During an attack, couple of topical applications work as powerful home remedies for gout. Make paste by adding charcoal in sufficient quantity with water and collect this mixture in a suitable container so that you can dip the affected joint in the mixture. If dipping the joint in the mixture is not possible apply the paste over the joint and tie it for 15 to 20 minutes, this will suppress the pain and stiffness in a short time. Another effective way to curb the symptoms of an attack is provided by a paste made after mixing wheat powder and mustard seeds in equal quantities. Take whole wheat powder and grind mustard seeds separately, take equal quantities of both and mix to form a paste, you can add few drops of water to make paste smooth. Cover the joint with paste for few minutes the pain and stiffness will go away. Both of these are very useful home remedies for gout.
Epsom salt tub baths are also wonderful home remedies for gout. These can prevent an attack and also curb the troubling symptoms during an attack very effectively. Just add two cups of Epsom salt to tub full of warm water and soak in for few minutes, late take a shower with warm water. Preferably take Epsom salt tub bath before going to bed. You can also dip affected joint in a mixture of warm water and Epsom salt to gain relief.
Apple cider vinegar is excellent aid to digest and flush out uric acid. Consume a glass of water everyday after adding two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to it. You can also make a mixture by adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of honey; drink this mixture dividing it into two equal parts during the day. Apple cider vinegar works as the best home remedies for gout.
Baking soda also provides one of the effective home remedies for gout. Just simply add half teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink. Drink four glasses everyday but not more than that. You can add baking soda to juice of a lemon and mix these in a glass of water. This way too it works as effective treatment to prevent and treat gout attack.
Vegetable juices are one of the best home remedies for gout. Extract carrot juice 300 ml in quantity and 100 ml each of cucumber and beetroot. Mix these juices together and consume the mixture through the day. Continue this for few weeks this will prevent an attack will also provide protection in future. Do not forget to drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water during the day.
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